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View Poll Results: host city of Olympics 2012
London, UK 280 25.23%
Madrid, Spain 342 30.81%
Moscow, Russia 90 8.11%
New York, USA 206 18.56%
Paris, France 192 17.30%
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Old March 29th, 2005, 08:13 PM   #601
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i actaully quite like new york's one except for the words which look a bit too informal for olympics. it's more unique compared to london which doesn't really represent anything about the city. that's a bit of an old trick either - having something which kinda wraps across the letters.

urm the ribbon of olympic colours is the thames doh!
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Old March 29th, 2005, 08:30 PM   #602
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urm the ribbon of olympic colours is the thames doh!
Oh yeh

I see it now, That puts New Yorks clever logo to shame

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Old March 29th, 2005, 08:59 PM   #603
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I think the London logo is the most impressive, the others are fine, but can someone explain to me what is going on with the Moscow logo?
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Old March 29th, 2005, 09:16 PM   #604
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urm the ribbon of olympic colours is the thames doh!
Like anybody outside of England is able to figure that one out.

NYC's the best, followed by Paris.
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Old March 29th, 2005, 09:28 PM   #605
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Like anybody outside of England is able to figure that one out.

NYC's the best, followed by Paris.
True, but it still looks the classiest though.
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Old March 30th, 2005, 12:09 AM   #606
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2012 Summer Olympic Bid Race Tightens
Posted 12:37 pm ET (GamesBids.com)

There are several reports that the race for the right to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games is now a three-city contest between Paris, London and New York.

Sources close to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) evaluation commission reportedly told AFP that the draft report of the commission has the three cities clear of Madrid and Moscow. The sources said although the report, due to be published by June 6 at the latest, does not rank the cities, the order will be clear.

A source involved in the discussions said, “look, no one doubts that all five cities can hold a successful Olympics. But anyone who reads the report will be able to see that four are better than the fifth city and that three are better than the fourth”. According to the source Moscow comes last, followed by Madrid. He said, “it will be between London, Paris and New York”.

London’s Evening Standard reports that “after hammering the city’s transport capabilities in its first 2012 report last year Standard Sport can reveal that the IOC’s evaluation commission were very impressed by London on their visit last month”.

According to the newspaper the commission’s report will give London an excellent rating, putting it level with Paris and New York as frontrunners. Bid leader Sebastian Coe and his team are said to have won the best marks for their presentations to the commission. Madrid and Moscow have lost ground in fourth and fifth places respectively.

The newspaper says that following the visits, Paris, London and New York are now so close in technical terms that the new study will not be able to separate them.

The Standard called it interesting that New York received top marks despite very low poll ratings for public support for the bid and a row over their main stadium. The commission appears to believe these are not major hurdles, says the newspaper.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, who owns the land where the stadium is to be built, is expected to decide Thursday whether or not to give their approval to the New York 2012 plan.

AFP reports that according to bid sources in the evaluation commission their report only ranks a three or four on a scale of ten on its importance in picking the winner and that the cities should not get too carried away. One evaluation commission member said, “it is now up to the politics to decide the winner” while another source said, “London and Paris have to be careful they don’t kill each other off and let New York snatch victory”.

AFP reports that several European IOC members are already eyeing 2016 and might switch support for New York to leave the door open for what would be a certain European winner in 2016. “If New York win 2012 then you can bet the house the 2016 Games will go to Europe” said one IOC member.

But with the backing of former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch it would be foolish to discount Madrid, says AFP. Samaranch still has strong support among the membership and if he brought his full clout to bare, it could seriously threaten Paris, London and New York.

All five bid cities will make key presentations to the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) General Assembly in Brisbane Australia April 1 and 2.

ONOC’s President and Australian IOC vice-president Kevan Gosper says, “conventional wisdom is saying Paris is probably got its head still in front and have been a constant bidder, but London is also performing very, very well.

New York has never had the Games before and they’ve got a spectacular theme and you can’t take Madrid or Moscow for granted”, he added.
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Its down to the best three bids overall. Madrid and Moscow are great cities, but just not for the 2012 Olympics.
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Old March 30th, 2005, 10:44 PM   #608
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London's is boring, hopefully if the city wins, the games logo will look a bit less bland. Paris' isn't that impressive either. The two frontrunners' bids look more like text with a few added colors and not much else. I like New York's, it's like a games logo, but I really like Moscow's. It's clocktower looks neat. Not sure what the blob in Madrid's bid logo is all about. Probably the worst I've seen.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 12:16 PM   #609
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madrid: simple, abstract, modern, but with sense, the spirit of the games keeps on the flame from the first games..
new york: simple too, use one of the icons of the city to play with it, just clever
london: looks quite old design
paris: it's like ''toys'r us''
moskow: the only thing about the OG are the circles
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Old March 31st, 2005, 12:21 PM   #610
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New Yorks logo is frigin genius imo, second would be London (extra points for Thames), then Paris (nice heart), then Moscow and then Madrid, madrids logo is horrible imo
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Old March 31st, 2005, 12:55 PM   #611
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^ can you explain me why madrid and moscow are not cities to host the olympics?
just think that spain hosted one of the best olympic games ever (IOC), and Madrid is ready for this, as Barcelona did...
London is playing all the time to send this kind of 'ballons' , and i don't think the IOC will like so much those things, just seems not serious
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Old March 31st, 2005, 02:22 PM   #612
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^ can you explain me why madrid and moscow are not cities to host the olympics?
just think that spain hosted one of the best olympic games ever (IOC), and Madrid is ready for this, as Barcelona did...
London is playing all the time to send this kind of 'ballons' , and i don't think the IOC will like so much those things, just seems not serious
Its just a very strong field, all 5 could host good games. It seems though that with the disadvantage of there having been a games in Spain recently, Madrid would have to be a better technical bid than Paris or London to have a chance, judging by the recent stories that isn't going to happen. But Madrid must be a strong shout for the next European games after this.

PS What is sending 'ballons'?
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Old March 31st, 2005, 02:30 PM   #613
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Old March 31st, 2005, 03:00 PM   #614
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Its not London who floated the story it was picked up all around the world, it was reported in France, US, Australia and on the independent Gamesbids.com. Maybe there might be some truth in it.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 04:35 PM   #615
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Brisbane - Paris may be favourite ahead of London and New York to host the 2012 Olympic Games, but International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge on Thursday denied it was a three-horse race.

Rogge arrived here on Thursday for a two-day meeting of Oceania Olympic delegates, who will receive presentations from the five bidding cities ahead of the IOC vote in Singapore on July 6.

Madrid and Moscow are also in the race to host the 2012 Games, but according to sources close to the IOC's evaluation commission Paris, London and New York are ahead of them, based on their technical ability to stage the event.

But Rogge was playing the diplomat when he told reporters here shortly after his arrival that all the bidders were of high standard.

"I don't want to speculate on so-called front-runners, all are good bids," Rogge said.

But the IOC chief's comments did not dampen the enthusiasm of local bookmakers, with Centrebet installing Paris as a "red-hot favourite" ahead of London and New York.

London mayor Ken Livingstone this month said that Paris remained the favourite to host the Games.

"We've closed the gap on Paris, but the truth is, Paris is still ahead," Livingstone told local radio.

But London 2012 executive Keith Mills, here to present his city's bid to Oceania delegates on Saturday, backed Rogge's sentiments.

"I think it's very early to say who's in front, who's behind," Mills said here on Thursday.

"This is a very close race. Five of the greatest cities in the world bidding for the Olympic Games this time. The toughest race probably in history."

London bid chairperson Sebastian Coe will arrive here on Saturday after attending his mother Angela's funeral.
 
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Its just a very strong field, all 5 could host good games. It seems though that with the disadvantage of there having been a games in Spain recently, Madrid would have to be a better technical bid than Paris or London to have a chance, judging by the recent stories that isn't going to happen. But Madrid must be a strong shout for the next European games after this.

PS What is sending 'ballons'?
Different papers tell different bullshit.Spaniards are more then convinced that it is between Madrid and Paris.All other candidates don't stand a chance.Period.
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Score another one for New York, their new Manhatten stadium complex has won its approval.
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Old April 2nd, 2005, 07:31 AM   #618
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Old April 2nd, 2005, 10:11 PM   #619
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Different papers tell different bullshit.Spaniards are more then convinced that it is between Madrid and Paris.All other candidates don't stand a chance.Period.
Lol

Peshu you dont have get around and talk more poo then comes out of a cows rear-end.

Madrid WILL NOT get the games. its so obvious. they will not give Spain 2 games in quick succesion. THINK ABOUT IT.
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Score another one for New York, their new Manhatten stadium complex has won its approval.
Bugger

Ohwell London and Paris should be thanking God that the plans are awful. and admittedly the whole scenerio will have affected the NYC presentation to the IOC members.
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